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What was the Resettlement Administration?

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The Resettlement Administration was a New Deal program that was established in 1935.  It was one of the programs that were meant to help farmers.

The farm sector of the economy had been in bad shape for much of the 1920s and things only got worse for it in the 1930s.  The New Deal tried to help farmers in a number of ways.  The Resettlement Administration was one of those ways.  It was meant to take small farmers who did not own their own land and to move them to better land.  They would, it was hoped, eventually be able to own that land. 

The Resettlement Administration, then, was an agency that was supposed to help solve the problems of poor farmers during the Depression.

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